Trauma-Informed Practices in School Discipline

Event Date: 
July 24, 2013 - 03:00pm to 04:30pm EDT


This seventh event in the Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series provided the knowledge that school, district, and court staff, law enforcement and legal personnel, youth, families, and other community stakeholders need to better understand the impact of exposure to trauma on youth behavior, how some discipline responses can traumatize or re-traumatize youth, and trauma-informed alternatives. In addition, the behavioral impact of trauma on youth with disabilities will be explained. By better understanding the impact of trauma, and the inter-relationship of trauma and disability, schools can use discipline practices that support students, foster their success, and keep them out of the justice system.

The Webinar featured Dr. Joan Gillece, Ph.D., Project Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, Ms. Barbara Trader, MS, Executive Director of TASH, and the young people of the documentary film, Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories.

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